Can we please just remove the old Makefile headers?

Bryan Drewery bryan at
Sun Aug 26 21:04:31 UTC 2012

On 8/26/2012 4:02 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> The old Makefile headers, ala:
> # New ports collection makefile for:    BIND 9.9.x
> # Date created:                         27 January 2012
> # Whom:                                 dougb
> #
> # $FreeBSD: head/dns/bind99/Makefile 301487 2012-07-24 19:23:23Z dougb $
> have not served a purpose for longer than almost anyone who has a ports
> commit bit has been around. My proposal is simple, let's remove
> everything before the # $FreeBSD$.
> In the past when this has been proposed the objection was that it would
> cause too much churn. If we had done this back when we had 5,000 ports
> then we would have solved the problem with less churn, and no drama for
> the 15,000 ports that followed. Every day we don't do this we make the
> "churn" problem worse, and deepen the roots of something that has no
> relevance.
> Can we please just deal with this now and be done with it? ... and yes,
> I am volunteering to help with and/or do the work myself.

Yes please.

If we can't agree to mass delete them with churn, let's at least agree
to remove as we update ports, and in the template for new ports.

> Doug

Bryan Drewery
bdrewery at freenode/EFNet

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